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If you buy already washed fresh veggies, do you wash them again?


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Poll: Do you wash pre-washed fresh veggies? (0 member(s) have cast votes)

Do you wash pre-washed fresh veggies?

  1. I never re-wash fresh veggies. (14 votes [29.79%])

    Percentage of vote: 29.79%

  2. I always re-wash fresh veggies. (17 votes [36.17%])

    Percentage of vote: 36.17%

  3. I think about it, but I don't. (8 votes [17.02%])

    Percentage of vote: 17.02%

  4. I usually re-wash fresh veggies. (8 votes [17.02%])

    Percentage of vote: 17.02%

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#1 Janie

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 12:11 PM

I like the pre-washed veggies. Much easier. But I don't re-wash. I think about it. But I don't.

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#2 klmama

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 12:13 PM

I do rewash the carrots, as sometimes they seem to need it - either they are dried out or a little slick, like bacteria is growing. I don't usually rewash prepared salad mix or cole slaw mix.

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 12:20 PM

The only pre-washed veggies I buy, when I do buy them which is rarely because I'm just trying to save money, is lettuce. It always seems so limp in the bag so I wash it to refresh it. I rinse it in the salad spinner and add a cupful of ice cubes. Back to life it comes!

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 12:41 PM

If it specifically says that they were prewashed, then I don't wash them. Things like baby carrots that come in a bag, I do not wash (I don't know if it says they're washed). Things that come in the bulk bins, like tomatoes, apples, etc..., I do wash.

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 12:50 PM

Only the peeled baby carrots. No matter how distant the expiration date is, the carrots always are "gacky". I can't prove this is the cause, but I mistrust the store habit of spraying water over the produce.

#6 Joshboohmom

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 12:51 PM

When I buy pre-washed veggies it is because I want the convenience of not needing to wash them, so I never re-wash. They are generally more expensive, so if I am going to wash anyway, I buy the regular produce.

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 01:43 PM

I buy bagged salad greens and they are pre-washed; I do not rinse them again before serving. Honestly that is what I am avoiding by buying them bagged. I don't mind tearing the salad but I hate rinsing it. I guess I should try a salad spinner!

I do wash all other produce, including baby carrots, prior to use.

#8 urpedonmommy

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 01:54 PM

Ha! You're asking the lady who doesn't always wash the unwashed fruits and veggies!!! (potatoes, yes, apples...well...usually:D:D)

So, no, I don't re-wash the washed.:leaving:

#9 Melissa in FL

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 03:06 PM

If I don't wash everything (even pre-washed) then my psoriasis breaks out. Knowing that, I have to say there is SOMETHING on the pre-washed veggies. I put them in my salad spinner, add a little vinegar and let soak (usually while I add everything else. Then I rinse a bit and spin. It really doesn't take too long.
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Posted 29 June 2009 - 04:42 PM

I like the pre-washed veggies. Much easier. But I don't re-wash. I think about it. But I don't.

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Yes, I re-wash the vegetables. Customers pick over vegetables to check for quality. I've also seen customers drop vegetables on the floor. Yuck!:tongue_smilie: I also wash the bagged pre-washed vegetables. The person who bagged the vegetables, may have inadvertently touched some of them before bagging them. I've seen too many people leave the restrooms without washing their hands.

Edited by LUV2EDU, 29 June 2009 - 04:47 PM.


#11 LaxMom

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 05:47 PM

I usually re-wash, but that's because my veggies are fresh from the farm and, while their washed, there is sometimes some soil still clinging to them or an inchworm or something.

For pre-washed packaged lettuce I don't though.

#12 wildflower

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 05:49 PM

did anyone already say this?
pre-washed veggies are washed in a chlorine bleach solution.... ALWAYS wash them, please!

#13 gardening momma

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 06:41 PM

Yes, I re-wash the vegetables. Customers pick over vegetables to check for quality. I've also seen customers drop vegetables on the floor. Yuck!:tongue_smilie:

This is not the kind I consider "pre-washed." The factory-sealed bagged type is what is usually prewashed, and it's usually marked that way, I believe.

I also wash the bagged pre-washed vegetables. The person who bagged the vegetables, may have inadvertently touched some of them before bagging them. I've seen too many people leave the restrooms without washing their hands.

I don't think the bagged pre-washed stuff is handled by grocery store employees. More likely it's a factory assembly line.

ETA: I think the poll results will be skewed because everyone has a different definition of what "pre-washed" is.

Edited by gardening momma, 29 June 2009 - 06:46 PM.



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